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Launched in 2015, the World’s Largest Lesson took place in 100 countries and inspired millions of students to take an active part in making the goals a reality. It was supported by education advocate Malala Yousafzai, tennis star Serena Williams and Brazilian striker Neymar.

UNICEF and 3P Learning have partnered since 2012 to support programmes for education in developing countries. Celebrating the Global Goals is an opportunity for Australian schools to get involved.

Background:

In September 2015, World Leaders committed to the Global Goals for Sustainable Development – 17 goals to achieve 3 extraordinary things in the next 15 years.

  1. End poverty
  2. Fight inequality and injustice
  3. Fix climate change

To realise these Goals everyone, however young they are, needs to take part. So join the movement, teach young people about the Goals and encourage them to become the generation that changed the world.

Objectives for World’s Largest Lesson 2016:

  • To introduce the ambition and themes of the Global Goals to many more children and young people and inspire them to take an active part in achieving them
  • To focus on the Global Goals week theme of women and girls and to facilitate discussion about positive role models and gender equality

How to get involved:

  • Visit the dedicated website to find out more at worldslargestlesson.globalgoals.org/
  • Commit to screen a short film to students in the week of 18 September or customise the existing resources available for your lessons
  • Share your lessons and photos of children taking part on social media
  • Tell UNICEF Australia how your school is participating so we can share globally

Resources available include:

  • Two animation films to share the context and stories from around the world of the achievements of young people working towards the Goals
  • An 8-page comic to introduce the goals
  • A Guide to Goals booklet written for children and young people to refer to for more detail
  • Two optional lesson plans to adapt to your own needs

UNICEF Australia would love to hear what you have planned so drop us a line and send any questions our way too:

Mary Waite, Corporate Partnerships Manager                                   Nicole Lawrence, PR & Media Manager    E: mwaite@unicef.org.au  | M: 0484 222 754                                       E: nlawrence@unicef.org.au | M: 0419 748 624